“Here’s what we’ll do,” someone must have suggested. “We’ll mic up the players, then have the announcers talk over them. Yes, even better, we’ll have special guests like Bill Murray, and let them talk over the players, too.”
The four finalists were trying their very best to NOT be the worst. Said one competitor: “If I wanted to become notorious, I’d sneak past the guards at the White House. I’m here to be the best of the worst.”
As much as we love golf, and despite putting contests pretending to be Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Gary Player, most of my generation first shared a childhood dream of playing for the Yankees or the Dodgers long before there was a Houston team known as the Colt .45s.
Doug Sanders finished second in the 1959 PGA Championship, second in the 1961 U.S. Open, second in the 1966 Open Championship at Muirfield, and, most famously and sadly, second to Jack Nicklaus at The Open in 1970 in a playoff after missing a 30-inch putt at the final hole of regulation at S…
The Global Golf headline to a piece by Steve Eubanks said it best: “Tours Show Leadership; Recreational Golf Muddles Through.”
Imagine my surprise last Friday morning as I traveled southbound on Highway 146 and as usual glanced over toward Bayou Golf Course. What, no players? Can’t be, I thought to myself.
Area golf courses are not only still open for business; several report that the number of rounds being played has increased. For most area courses, one can make tee times online and at the same time learn about any modifications or restrictions regarding play.
If the March winds are indicators, prepare for some serious April showers. The winds, the golf course and Clear Creek were big winners in the District 24-6A Preview/Wildcat Invitational tournament last weekend at Moody Gardens Golf Course.
Golf courses are getting longer. Golfers are hitting the ball farther than ever before. Golf balls are getting longer-and smarter. Golf clubs are becoming engineering works of art. Longer, farther, higher, faster-and smarter. And my cardiologist says that if I follow a certain regimen, I wil…
Chris Kirk is a successful professional golfer who has earned more money than most of us will earn in a lifetime. Count your blessings if you have banked more than his $18 million. He won four times on the PGA Tour in a span of four years and in 2015 was 16th in the world rankings.
A later in life introduction to playing the game of golf morphed into an interest in club making around 2004 for Louis Stephenson.